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Pines boys hockey player suspended for playoffs
By Ken Anderson
News Correspondent

The Northland Pines School Board held a special session last Thursday to hear an appeal on an athletic code violation and upheld the two- game suspension given the student athlete on a 3-1 vote.
According to District Administrator Mike Richie, the sophomore boy hockey player was accused of “conduct unbecoming an athlete” and the two-game suspension was affirmed by the school board.
Richie indicated this concluded the administrative due

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:52 PM
State land under review for possible sale; includes five parcels in Vilas and Oneida

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has released a list of 33 par­cels of land — including five parcels in Vilas and Oneida counties — that are currently under review for possible sale in response to a new state law that requires the Natural Resources Board to make 10,000 acres of land available for sale by June 30, 2017.
The land under review is located in 23 counties and totals approximately 2,552 acres.
In Vilas County, there are three parcels

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:52 PM
Woodboro ATV meeting postponed due to weather

An open house meeting on a proposed all-terrain vehicle (ATV) trail through the Woodboro Lakes Wildlife Area scheduled for Feb. 20 was postponed due to a forecast for severe winter weather.
The meeting will be rescheduled for a future date to answer questions about the trail request and the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) planning process.
Public comments will be considered in the development of a trail

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:51 PM | Updated ( Wednesday, February 26, 2014 10:44 AM )
Vintage races
A group of sleds rounded a corner at the annual vintage oval snowmobile races and radar run Saturday on Spirit Lake. The event was organized by Three Lakes Trails Inc.  —Photo By Jan Hintz
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM
Town of Hiles given loan for fire truck purchase

The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) recently approved $581,689 in State Trust Fund Loans to support three municipal projects in Wisconsin, including one in the town of Hiles.
The Hiles loan allocates $160,000 for the purchase of a fire truck.
The village of Rock Springs in Sauk County also was awarded two refinancing loans, one for $385,000 and one for $36,689.
With income generated by State Trust Fund Loans,

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 2:50 PM